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Headword: *)efau/lizon
Adler number: epsilon,3845
Translated headword: they were disparaging
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were belittling.[1]
"They were disparaging him, as being in no way excellent; for he was small of body."[2]
Greek Original:
*)efau/lizon: eu)te/lizon. oi( de\ e)fau/lizon au)to/n, ou)damh= spoudai=on o)/nta: mikro\s ga\r h)=n to\ sw=ma.
[1] Likewise in other lexica, beginning with Hesychius. The headword is imperfect of the verb fauli/zw (cf. phi 139), either first person singular or third person plural; the latter if extracted from the quotation given here (though earlier lexica do not have it), or if the catalyst for these entries is the instance in Josephus, Jewish War 5.443.
[2] Quotation (and individual) unknown.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; medicine
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 27 January 2008@16:08:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added note and keyword, set status) on 27 January 2008@20:07:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 January 2008@03:25:09.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 November 2012@06:56:16.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded n.1; another keyword) on 17 March 2016@06:14:59.


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